The life of longtime KOGO personality, George Chamberlin was defined by doing the right thing. During his life, George's positive outlook, integrity, and generosity touched so many people. By doing the right thing day-to-day, George created a legacy that is being honored through the George Chamberlin Leadership Award, presented by San Diego County Credit Union. It's not big bank banking. It's better.®
The fourth recipient of the George Chamberlin Community Leadership Award is Resounding Joy. We congratulate this amazing organization for the tremendous contribution they make to San Diego County, each and every day.
ABOUT THIS ORGRANIZATION:
Resounding Joy enhances the human experience with therapeutic applications of music. We uplift individuals and families with challenging conditions, help them achieve their goals, and support health and wellness throughout the community.
Our music therapists are highly-trained professionals, who after graduating with an approved degree in music therapy, complete a 1,200-hour internship and a challenging national board certification test. Music therapists’ education encompasses biology, psychology, and neurology, as well as training in voice, guitar, piano, percussion, and often other instruments to accommodate various evidence-based interventions.
We offer our powerful and cost-effective music therapy services through three main programs — Healing Notes, Semper Sound, and Community Connections. Every session begins with an assessment, and then the therapist works with the client to determine which goals to focus on throughout treatment.
The third recipient of the George Chamberlin Community Leadership Award is the Warrior Foundation Freedom Station. We congratulate this amazing organization for the tremendous contribution they make to San Diego County, each and every day.
ABOUT THIS ORGRANIZATION:
Warrior Foundation Freedom Station’s mission is to be the leading force in assisting, honoring and supporting the military men and women who have so bravely served and sacrificed for our country. We are committed to providing our warriors with quality-of-life items, support services and transitional housing designed to assist them and their families during recovery.
- Warrior Foundation Freedom Station assists four main groups of warriors:
- The seriously injured returning home from war;
- Those suffering from post-traumatic stress (PTS) and/or traumatic brain injury(TBI);
- Those undergoing physical or occupational therapy;
- Transitioning warriors who have been medically retired and remain in our community
To serve this last group in particular, we pioneered a new approach and opened Freedom Station-a unique transitional housing residence that provides injured warriors with the acclimation time, guidance and resources to success fully make the transition from military service to civilian life. Warrior Foundation Freedom Station is a nonprofit501(c)(3) organization proudly operated by a dedicated staff and volunteer corps.
The second recipient of the George Chamberlin Community Leadership Award is the Alpha Project of San Diego. We congratulate this amazing organization for the tremendous contribution they make to San Diego County, each and every day.
ABOUT THIS ORGANIZATION:
Alpha Project is a nonprofit human services organization that serves over 4,000 men, women, and children each day. Their services include affordable housing, residential substance abuse treatment, supportive housing for people with special needs, basic and emergency services for the homeless, transportation assistance, mental health counseling, employment training, preparation and placement, education, outreach and prevention, and community services.
The mission of the Alpha Project is to empower individuals, families, and communities by providing work, recovery and support services to people who are motivated to change their lives and achieve self-sufficiency.
Alpha Project strives not to manage homelessness, but rather to end it for its clients by offering jobs not handouts, respect not pity and empowerment not control. We provide the homeless with the tools they need to be the very best they can be.
The first recipient of the George Chamberlin Community Leadership Award is the San Diego Food Bank. We congratulate this amazing organization for the tremendous contribution they make to San Diego County, each and every day.
ABOUT THIS ORGANIZATION:
The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and North County Food Bank chapter comprise the largest hunger-relief organization in San Diego County. Last year, the Food Bank distributed 28 million pounds of food, and the Food Bank serves on average 350,000 people per month in San Diego County.
Through their North County Food Bank chapter and by partnering with nearly 500 nonprofit partners with feeding programs, the Food Bank provides nutritious food to individuals and families in need through San Diego County.
Submit a nomination for the award below. Nominations will be reviewed by the staff at KOGO who worked closely with George during his tenure at the station.